La Dolce Vista - Street View comes to Italy

Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 9:30 AM


Right on the heels of Tuesday's rollout in Spain, you can now enjoy the beautiful Italian cities of Rome, Florence and Milan (where I previously lived!) with Street View. This new imagery for Italy also captures some of the stunning views along the shores of Lake Como. 



Rome was the heart of the Roman Empire and the beautiful ancient architecture that remains attracts millions of tourists every year.  Now enthusiasts of history and architecture, or even those looking to plan a romantic holiday, can enjoy exploring the spectacular ancient sites such as the Roman Colosseum, The Pantheon and Trajan's Column.




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I used to live in Milan and it is great fun to tour the city and revisit some favorite haunts.  Here you can see the tram I used to get to work in the morning, which happens to be the same type that I take these days along Market Street in San Francisco (the city bought some of their tram cars from Milan).  


I also loved the navigli, canals that reminded me of my hometown Venice:


I could go on and on about all of my favorite places and my trip down memory lane, but instead I will let the pictures speak for themselves: